Hunter Local Land Service Aboriginal Scholarship

Amount$5000Number Available3FacultiesFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorHunter Local Land Services
EstablishmentThe Hunter Local Land Services Aboriginal Scholarship is awarded annually to up to three (3) Aboriginal students from the Hunter Local Land Services region who display strong personal, community, and educational commitment to natural resource management, with particular reference to the Hunter Local Land Services region of N.S.W.

The Scholarship is awarded to assist the student(s) to advance their educational qualifications and personal skills so that they can contribute to future natural resource management (NRM) outcomes and build upon the expertise within the community of the Hunter Local Land Services region.

Applicable to: ATSI, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders, Environmental Science and Management, Science, Environmental Engineering, Hunter, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, and Upper Hunter residents, Volunteers, high achievers.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in either a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management or Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) program or Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science with an Environmental Science major
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community
  • Be willing to contribute to Local Land Services Projects, activities, and/or events when such an opportunity arises.
  • Normally reside within the Hunter Local Land Services area from Singleton, Muswellbrook, Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, or the Upper Hunter
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A Confirmation of Aboriginality (Common Seal) and a written reference made by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community member who knows you in the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community
  • A one (1) page outline of how the scholarship will assist the applicant in their studies and career aspirations
  • Evidence of involvement in local Aboriginal Community; Demonstrated Academic achievement; Commitment to natural resource issues in the Hunter Local Land Services region.
Benefit

There are up to three (3) Scholarships available annually. The Scholarship provides a benefit of $5,000 payable in two (2) instalments of $2,500 after each census date.

Selection

Selection of the successful applicants will be on the basis of:

  • Completing the relevant online application form.
  • Evidence of Aboriginality.
  • Level of involvement in local Aboriginal Community.
  • Demonstrated consistent Academic achievement.
  • Commitment to Natural resource related issues with an interest in and/or working knowledge of the Hunter Local Land Services region.
  • All round ability including communication skills, leadership, and practical skills and/or sound work ethic.
  • Performance at interview.
Faculties
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au